Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc

Missile Defense Agency Advanced Engineer

East Coast - Fredricksburg, VA
# of Openings
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

About Us

About Us:


Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc. (TEA) is a professional services company providing Engineering, Test Services, Analysis, and Software Support for the development of Military Combat and Communication Systems. Our technical support facilities are located in San Diego, California, and Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Are you looking for a smaller company where you can be recognized for your contributions and truly benefit from the company's success?


TEA provides a culture where hard work is recognized! We offer competitive compensation packages and benefit plans with generous employer contributions. We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which rewards our employees with company stock based on the success of TEA.


Please take a look at our open positions and apply to those which you feel you are qualified. We look forward to speaking with you soon!


Position Overview:

This project position directly supports the Missile Defense Agency at Dahlgren Virginia.  Support includes development of strategic C4I program concepts, documentation, providing technical feedback, analysis and recommendations on proposed engineering changes to system and BMD platforms and assist in the development of applicable test program milestones.Define organizational engineering process for the flow down on requirements from the BMDS System Specification to the Element Specification Level from a system wide view point, capturing the organizational interdependencies.



Essential Functions/Job Duties:

Independently lead the development of requirements and other support material at the

Element and program level; draft presentations to support requirements

reviews for each Element, including System Requirements Reviews (SRRs) and

Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs) and Critical Design Reviews (CDRs); participate in Component-level

requirements reviews, as defined by the system prime contractor; and,

summarize events and make recommendations on issue resolution.


Assist with technology assessment meetings and forums, and maintaining

program unique documentation such as test reports and certification plans.

Participate in Element TIMs and engage in the Engineering Review Board (ERB)



Coordinate AB engineering and requirements stakeholder equities in the BMDS

Requirements Working Group (BRWG) and System Engineering Integration Council

(SEIC). Coordinate BRWG/SEIC transactions with AB program baselines, develop

consolidated responses for coordination within the BRWG and/or SEIC.


Prepare and coordinate responses to both routine and short-notice requests

for data and information related to new or upgraded BMD capability.


Document verification compliance traceability to meet Element Capability

Specification (ECS), C4I TLRs and system specification. Prepare POAMs for

identified verification shortcomings.


Analyze requirements allocations from the system specification for

traceability to Element and Component level requirements; assign

requirements to build capabilities and align with the Phased Adaptive

Approach (PAA) phase. Assist with generating and tracking requirements flow

down, assessments, traceability, and verification; assist with development

of technical briefings and prepare reports based on reviews and findings.


Review new concepts for Element or Component development or employment and

assess the impacts of incorporating new technologies and/or new

capabilities; update integrated schedules and plans, system capability

planning, specifications, needs reports, concept development reviews, and

business case analysis; participate in and document System Concept Reviews

(SCRs), and assist with technical assessments; develop and coordinate a

methodology for system-level cost and risk assessment; and, assist with

developing business case analyses for decision activities.



Skills / Qualifications: 

 10 years of working with C4I, ABMD and BMD

Experience in the acquisition, integration, engineering processes and program management of PEO C4I PoRs.

Experience in requirements analysis, developing test configurations, test procedures and test cases to satisfy and verify the identified requirements.

Knowledge of Tactical Data Links (TDLs) and Navy communications systems and architectures.


Equipment Used:

Office equipment 


Typical Working Conditions:

 Office Environment


Essential Physical Tasks:

 Equipment operations.  Ability to use a computer and mouse on a constant basis.  Some occasional lifting/bending, stooping may be required but is not typical. 


Written Communications:

 Operates standard computer based business tools (including but not limited to Microsoft Word and Excel) effectively.


Develop technical documentation and presentations detailing Aegis BMD C4I requirements, performance analysis, and systems engineering design and development modifications.


Provide detailed written after action reports, meeting minutes, and/or captured action items to the customer, and other contractor/civilian/military representatives as required.


Verbal Communications:


Demonstrates excellent clear and concise verbal communication skills.

Participate in meetings, briefings and teleconferences with customer and other contractor/civilian/military representatives.


Represent the customer at meetings, briefings and teleconferences, and state known positions as directed to other representing stakeholders, as required.




Customer Interface Activities:


Liaison across PEO C4I, MDA, and COMSPAWARSYCOM Enterprise technical groups, engineering codes, laboratories, and Fleet representatives.


Interface with customer and other contractor/civilian/military representatives utilizing clear and effective written and oral communication skills.


Provide input for consolidated Daily Status Reports (DSR) and Weekly Activity Reports (WAR).


Participate in pre/post-mission meetings and teleconferences with customer and other contractor/civilian/military representative.


Participate in technical interchange meetings with customer and other contractor/civilian/military representatives.


Support Configuration Management forums as directed by PMW 760 and MDA/AB B33 (BERT, ECCB, LCCB, etc.) to ensure alignment of Aegis BMD baseline requirements with C4I Element and Platform fielding profiles.


Determine if on-site tech assist is required, liaison with the appropriate C4I Program Office, In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA), Fleet Support Office and dispatch the appropriate C4I Subject Matter Experts to execute corrective action as necessary.


Work Schedule:    STD/40


Travel  0-10% 

Minimum Education Requirements:


MA/MS in related field with 10 years experience

U.S. Citizenship is required


Security Clearance:


 Security Clearance requirements: TS, TS/Special Cmpartmented Information (TS/SCI), or Secret (S) as defined in the PWS


Candidates must have an active clearance OR  the ability to obtain a US Government security clearance, and will be subject to a US security background investigation (i.e. favorable background investigation / credit score). Additional eligibility requirements for access to various levels of classified information may also be required. An active security clearance is highly desirable.





Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer



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